Editors: Maaike Lauwaert, Francien van Westrenen
isbn: 978-94-92095-008   ..  € 27,50  .. buy book


'We know what things cost but have no idea what they are worth',
Tony Judt, quoting Oscar Wilde
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Value as a non-economic notion is one of the hardest concepts to tackle. Although immaterial, value is one of the core ideas that shape society, influence hearts and minds, but it defies easy definition. Reformulating value as a constituting factor in an open and caring society requires a 'tilting vision', which can be found especially among artists. In nine alternative rules of value creation, different approaches are put forward that may inspire to regain personal power, share creativity, face uncertainty, liberate time, allow variety, and support a more empathic and just society.

By presenting an anthology of texts by architects, artists, plilosophers, scientists, historians and economists, this book aims to rethink the scope and language of the current value system. more

Artist's contributions: Atelier Van Lieshout, Navid Nuur, Reto Pulfer

With reprinted texts by: Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Marina van den Bergen and Piet Vollaard, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Roger Caillois, Michel de Certeau, Céline Condorelli, Barry Farrell, Michel Foucault, Yona Friedman, Klaske Havik and Hans Teerds, Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver, Tony Judt, Siegfried Kracauer, Bojana Kunst, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Marcel Mauss, Evgeny Morozov, Victor Papanek, Jan Ritsema, Richard Sennett, Viktor Shklovsky, Bev Skeggs, Jan Verwoert back

Facing Value - Radical Perspectives from the Arts
Graphic design: "https://www.elisabethklement.com/" target="new">Elisabeth Klement & Laura Pappa .. 444 pages .. paperback .. English .. with Stroom Den Haag .. supported by Stichting Doen, Gemeente Den Haag